Category: Labor

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Jenny Brown: Stirring Troublemaking

The year had a spirited and determined feel. Every time we turned around there was another sit-in or strike or ingenious job action

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Shamus Cooke: Oregon Unions Rally for a $15 Minimum Wage

The labor movement has a chance to re-establish itself as the champion of working people. It shouldn’t blow this historic opportunity

Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer: What the AFL-CIO Did Not Say About Raising Wages

Were the AFL-CIO to join the fight for $15, the movement could experience an explosion in growth

Jonathan Rosenblum: ‘Solidarity Forever’ Written 100 Years Ago, Today

On a windblown, gray Chicago day 100 years ago, January 17, 1915, Ralph Chaplin left his home on the South Side for a raucous, poor person’s rally at the city’s famous women’s center, Hull House

Clement Papazian: Why 2,600 Kaiser Mental Health Workers Are On Strike

Kaiser workers have already held several short strikes over unsafe staffing, most recently this April 23, 2014, one-day strike by mental health clinicians. But since then the problems have only gotten worse

Samantha Winslow: Virtual Teaching, Real Organizing

Turning the usual rivalries upside down, “virtual teachers” in an online charter school system in California are pushing to unionize

Diane Krauthamer: Hands Up, Fast Food!

The Fight for $15

Ann Robertson: The Strategic Significance of the Fight for $15

The fight for $15 is a battle actually unfolding before us, the kind of battle we have not witnessed for decades

Roger Toussaint: Police Unions and the Challenge of Solidarity

When unions serve the interests of the few, they lose their way and their ability to be forward-looking

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Jenny Brown: Review of 2014: Deep Trouble But Stirring Troublemaking

The year had a spirited and determined feel. Every time we turned around there was another sit-in or strike, ingenious job action or raucous flash mob

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